Archive for April, 2009

Paris: Day 4 Afternoon

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Karen didn't sleep well last night & was feeling a little under the weather. So, we got a fairly late start. While she napped, I walked to Monoprix and found a memory card reader that reads her camera's memory card. So, her pictures are no longer being held hostage by ...

Paris, 7 avril, a drizzly morning

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

I slept about 7 hours last night—par for me, although I'd really like to extend it to 8. I woke up at 8:30, made some coffee, and looked outside. It rained a little overnight. I stuck my hand out the window, but I didn't feel anything falling. I did see ...

Paris Day 3—the Orangerie and a boat ride

Monday, April 6th, 2009

This morning, we were up a bit earlier than yesterday—jet lag is just about conquered. We moseyed down to the boulangerie and bought some croissants for breakfast. After breakfast, we headed for the Orangerie on the Metro. As we were leaving, I remembered to take a picture from the front ...

And shining morning face, creeping like a snail unwillingly to school…

Monday, April 6th, 2009

All the world's a stage, particularly Avenue Trudaine at 830h this morning. Avenue Trudaine must be close to a school. Looking down at around 830h this morning, I see lots of kids rushing by. Some are accompanied by parents and younger sibs, many kissing goodbye… some having to be dragged into ...

Paris—Day 2. Rodin Museum, Notre Dame, and walks along the Seine… and birds!

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Jet lag is a pain. I slept from about midnight until 4 am… was basically awake from 4 to 6, and then slept until 8:30. I'll have to try to go to sleep earlier tonight, but I suspect that by the time I'm finished sorting through the 434 pictures I ...

Our Paris Apartment

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Our Paris Apartment Katie wanted me to post pictures of the apartment. It was a lot less cluttered before we got here!

Paris Day 1—Afternoon

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

After lunching and napping, we took the metro to go see Petit Palais. It's one of those rarities in Europe—a free art museum. They have a small collection of impressionistic pieces—one Monet, several Pissaros, a Cassatt, and a few others. Monet's Sunset on the Seine, Winter Effect is reminiscent of ...

Paris — Day 1, Morning

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

We're in Paris, at 17 Avenue Trudaine in the 9th arrondissement. We landed at about 6:45 this morning, and finally arrived at the apartment at about 9:30. Lots of lines at the airport, followed by a long taxi ride. After settling in a little, we strolled to a Champion super market—about ...

Occoquan Bay Ospreys and Eagles

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge has both interior and exterior water. This one is a favorite of great blue herons. Nest-building osprey at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. I believe that these other birds are eagles (female), but except for one (a male), I couldn't be sure since I'm not well acquainted ...

Parc en Paris

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

In theory, this is the view across the road from the apartment we're renting in Paris. I'll have to take a picture when I'm there to see if it looks the same… although, I expect the trees won't be quite this green yet. This picture comes from Google's street-level maps, ...